Positives, negatives in research of truckers and truck accidents

Truck safety is a key consideration for Floridians and people across the United States. There are basic concerns to address for those who share the road with these large vehicles. Wondering if the trucker is distracted, under the influence, is prone to reckless behavior, is drowsy and other potential dangers is natural.

A study by Lytx shows that there may have been a reduction in truckers who drive while drowsy and fall asleep when behind the wheel. Truckers also had cut down on following too closely.

Study: pedestrian-auto accidents a major problem in Tampa

In Florida and throughout the United States, pedestrians are more vulnerable to injuries and fatalities in auto accidents than ever before. With the prevalence of drivers who are under the influence, distracted, negligent and commit other risky and dangerous behaviors, pedestrians are common victims with injuries and fatalities.

Research is critical to assess how and why this happens and to determine comprehensive strategies to reduce the frequency. Those who have been injured in pedestrian-auto accidents or have lost a loved one to a fatal crash should have legal advice on how to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.

Study: Teen auto accidents might be linked to brain development

Teens are a common sight on the Florida roadways. Their lack of experience and perceptions that they are reckless, negligent, distracted and have other flaws behind the wheel will lead to those sharing the road with them feeling fearful and concerned.

There might be a level of justification in the worries about teen drivers, but it does not necessarily mean that these are the reasons behind the danger they pose. A recent study indicates that teens' brain development might be a major part of their tendency to have auto accidents.

Fatal red light auto accidents at the worst level in 10 years

Floridians know how dangerous the roads can be. With the number of risks including distracted drivers, reckless drivers, drivers under the influence and more, auto accidents can happen without warning and lead to serious injuries and fatalities.

One type of accident that drivers rarely expect happens when another vehicle runs a red light. Because stopping at a red light is a foundational part of learning to drive, it is reasonable to think drivers will adhere to the law in this way. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and it is a growing cause of fatal crashes.

Age ranges key with distracted driving and risk of auto accidents

Distracted driving is an ongoing problem in Florida and across the nation. Although many states, including Florida, have taken steps to try and prevent it from happening and educated drivers as to the dangers, it is a behavior that is difficult to regulate and nearly impossible to stop.

A survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance indicates that, as generally expected, younger people tend to drive while distracted. However, other age groups drive while distracted more than originally thought. The study centered around drivers in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. More than 8,000 drivers took part. Millennials were found to be the likeliest to use their phones when driving. In the U.S., 86% stated they used their devices when they were behind the wheel. By comparison, 72% of those in Generation X said the same, while 49% of Baby Boomers admitted to it.

Distractions due to infotainment can cause auto accidents

Distracted driving is a problematic issue in Florida. With new laws being implemented to make the roads safer by cracking down on the practice, any strategy to improve safety is initially welcomed. While distracted driving is often believed to be due to a driver using a cellphone, there are many ways to be distracted. Ironically, one - infotainment systems - have been installed in newer vehicles specifically so drivers will not be distracted.

Recent research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that infotainment systems are distracting drivers and older drivers are particularly affected. When there are auto accidents, this can be critical for those seeking compensation in lawsuit.

Five reasons to hire a personal injury attorney

A car crash can range from a minor accident to a life-altering incident. For example, a stop sign slow-speed fender bender isn’t often a reason to hire a personal injury attorney. Driving through a legal green light and getting side-swiped by a distracted or unsafe driver running a red light? That’s a blatant reason to hire a personal injury attorney and get what you deserve.

Worries about E-scooter-auto accidents sparks Florida legislation

Floridians and people across the U.S. have gotten caught up in the E-scooter craze. Enthusiasm about new and trendy items is not unusual, and using an E-scooter seems to be an enjoyable way to get from one place to another.

As with any advancement, there are inherent dangers that seem to be a step or two ahead of legislation and law enforcement. The danger of auto accidents involving E-scooters is garnering significant attention and those who have been injured or lost a loved either while riding one of these devices should think about how to recover compensation for all they have lost.

Florida dump truck accidents can cause injuries and death

Sharing the road with large vehicles can put people who are in passenger vehicles in jeopardy for serious injuries and death. Trucks are intimidating for a reason. They travel at significant speeds, their size can cause hefty damage, and drivers might be behaving illegally or recklessly. For people who have been hurt or suffered the loss of a loved one in truck accidents, having legal assistance is often critical for securing sufficient compensation.

One person died and another person was seriously injured when a dump truck crashed into their vehicle head-on. The accident happened in the mid-morning at around 10:25 a.m. According to the investigation, the truck crossed the median and hit the other vehicle. It is not known when the truck went into the opposite lanes. Both the driver and passenger in the vehicle were taken to the hospital. The driver was seriously hurt, but survived. The passenger died at the hospital. The driver of the dump truck did not have serious injuries and is cooperating with the investigation.

Auto accidents from marijuana use concerning after study results

Marijuana is a topic of discussion in Florida and across the nation. Many states have moved forward with decriminalization. Florida has not taken that step except in cases where it is used for medical purposes.

One concern with legalization is drivers who might get behind the wheel after using. As a recent survey from AAA shows, this is a legitimate fear with drivers readily admitting to driving within an hour after having used marijuana. Auto accidents due to a driver being under the influence can also happen after marijuana use and those who have been injured or lost a loved one should have assistance in pursuing a legal filing to be compensated.

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